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Fri., July 18, 2014, 8:33 a.m.

‘Hawks, Young Fans At Center Stage

Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette and DeShawn Shead smile as 9-year-old Taylor Gilstrap reacts to joining them on stage to ask questions and try on Lockette's Superbowl Ring during a on Thursday at Fairchild AFB in Airway Heights, Wash. (SR photo: Tyler Tjomsland)

The 12th Man turned out in force Thursday evening at Fairchild Air Force Base for a visit from the Super Bowl champions and the Lombardi Trophy. Seattle Seahawks players Ricardo Lockette and DeShawn Shead came to the base as part of the team’s “Heroes of 12” military appreciation tour, accompanied by several Sea Gals cheerleaders, the Blue Thunder drum corps and Taima the Hawk. The crowd, wearing a mix of military uniforms and Seahawks jerseys, packed into Miller Park to hear the players speak and answer a few questions. One man asked about Lockette’s catch during the Super Bowl game when he got up from the turf, brushed himself off and pretended to pick up a suitcase and walk off. “I just treated it like a regular day at the office,” Lockette said. “I just caught it”/Nina Culver, SR. More here.

Question: Will the Seahawks repeat as Super Bowl champions?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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